Acquia Engage Returns This November, Featuring an Unprecedented Lineup of Digital Experience Leaders

Industry's Premier Event for Digital Leaders and Practitioners Comes to Boston

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Oct 20, 2016) - Acquia, the digital experience company, today announced keynote speakers, sponsors and sessions for Acquia Engage, the premier event for digital experience leaders and practitioners. Executives from global organizations will gather at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel from November 1-3 to share their stories of digital innovation and transformation.

Acquia Engage brings together today's digital leaders to discuss the most pressing challenges, share their strategies for success, and inspire others who are in the midst of their own digital transformations.

Acquia Engage features a can't-miss agenda. Executive presenters from IBM, GE, Nasdaq, Nestlé, Pfizer, reddit, the Australian Department of Finance, WPP and more will showcase the winning digital strategies that help their organizations think ahead. Featured speakers also include novelist and journalist Dan Lyons, whose latest book Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Startup Bubble is a New York Times best seller. The conference's rich agenda features hands-on best practices sessions, technical sessions, organizational strategy sessions, and executive business sessions all focused on helping organizations succeed with their digital initiatives.

"In just a few short weeks, hundreds of digital leaders will converge upon Boston and showcase what happens when the best strategic, creative and technical minds in digital come together in a single place to learn from and be inspired by one another," said Loren Jarrett, Acquia chief marketing officer. "This year's conference will be the best yet. Our agenda features an unprecedented collection of speakers who are achieving true transformation through cloud and open source technologies."

Conference sessions will be delivered in three tracks:

Steal This Idea: Learn what's moving the needle for the companies that are bringing today's leading digital experiences to life. This track features forward-thinking Acquia customers who will share their lessons learned and helpful insights to be put into action. Topics include:

  • Transforming Banking in Emerging Economies
  • The True Story of a Digital Transformation Project
  • Content & Commerce: Creating Engaging Web Experiences

Tech Talk: Discover how they built it with Acquia and Drupal 8 technology. Technical peers share best practices and the secrets to how they did it using Acquia products and Drupal 8. Selected topics include:

  • Content Meets Context: Acquia Lift Gets a Facelift
  • From Ideation to Implementation of Personalized Experiences
  • Decoupled Drupal for your Digital Experience Ecosystem

The Politics of Digital: Learn how others have successfully navigated a path to digital success and aligned their organization behind it. Hear from peers who have helped themselves evolve into an organization that will support the success of their digital initiatives. Selected topics include:

  • How Drupal Fundamentally Changed Emmis Radio's Business Model
  • Open Y: Bringing Digital Transformation to the YMCA Brand
  • City of Boston: Creating a Digital Front Door for City Hall

Acquia Engage once again features world leading collection of agencies, web development companies, system integrators, and technology providers with whom attendees can network in the Acquia Partner Pavilion. Premier sponsors at Acquia Engage include WPP member agencies Globant, Mirum, Ogilvy, Possible, VML and Wunderman; Amazon Web Services, DigitasLBi and MRM//McCann. Joining these sponsors are digital agency and technology partners including: Appnovation, CI&T, FFW, Fig Leaf, Genuine, HS2, ICF Olson, ImageX, Janrain, Lingotek, Magento, Mediacurrent, Phase2, Third & Grove,, and Velir.

This year's agenda also features the inaugural Acquia Engage Awards, in which more than 85 sites and experiences are under consideration across 13 categories. The awards celebrate the creative and technical mastery of Acquia partners and customers. Winners will be announced throughout the conference.

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About Acquia
Acquia is the leading provider of cloud-based, digital experience management solutions. Forward-thinking organizations rely on Acquia to transform the way they can engage with customers -- in a personal and contextual way, across every device and channel. Acquia provides the agility organizations need to embrace new digital business models and speed innovation and time to market. With Acquia, thousands of customers globally including the BBC, Cisco, Stanford University, and the Australian Government are delivering digital experiences with transformational business impact.

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Acquia Engage Dan Lyons

Novelist, journalist, screenwriter